2012 Baby Gift Guide
Top bloggers and magazines share their picks for great gifts to welcome a newborn to the world and congratulate new parents.
From furnishing a playroom, to celebrating a first birthday, to helping new moms and dads, these bloggers have the perfect recommendations for the best baby gifts of 2012.
Drawn to items that inspire creativity, are full of color, organic, recycled and off-beat -- it was simple for me to pick out items for this collection. I'm all about turning the mundane into the marvelous, and so things like plates and bibs that help you make art with your food are just perfect. Being a vegetarian, I also got a kick out of all of the vegetable toys and farmers market inspired items for my little one!
Design for Minikind
As a new mother-to-be (only three months to go!), I've been soaking up every ounce of baby/kid inspiration I can get. Full of quirk, color and fun, this collection houses just a few of my favorite products for the wee ones (and a few for me!). Want more creative products for the baby or kid in your life? Bookmark DesignForMiniKind.com and enjoy loads of pint-sized inspiration, latest-and-greatest products and a daily dose of mom-friendly design. I'll meet you there! :)
Every time I was pregnant I was thrown a baby shower despite my protest. I already had all the necessary goods and every baby ended up being another girl, so there wasn't very much else we needed. Based on that experience, I find that if you think past the baby stage ahead to toddler and kid years in mind, the gifts will last a bit longer. These gifts are sweet for a baby shower but become more perfect as the child grows and they can easily be incorporated into a modern child's room or for learning.
Being a mom is one of my most favorite things to be! I've had a few babies - 6, to be exact! - and each time, I found myself drawn to well-designed and happy products that provided little moments and little reassurances that I could get through the sleepless nights and long days.
Oh Dear Drea
The center of our home has always been based around our love for food. Having a love and respect for the food we grow, buy, and eat, starts at birth. This collection would be perfect for a household of foodies wanting to share the love of green, healthy food with their kiddos... with a few other goodies sprinkled in.
At Parents, we're always on the hunt for family-friendly finds that put the fun in functional -- and that is just what I always find on UncommonGoods. This roundup highlights some of my all-time favorite baby and kids' toys, games, and accessories, many of which have been featured on the pages of Parents!